Butterfly - Small Skipper
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Taken at Gullane on 8th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode




 




Taken at
Aberlady on 24th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
Fact File

 
Butterfly - Small Skipper.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Hymelicus sylvestris.
Lepidoptera.
Hesperiidae.
Laval Food:
Adult Food:
Description:




Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Grasses including Yorkshire Fog, False Brome, Cock's Foot.
Thistles and Knapweeds
It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body
and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white
below. The undersides of the tips of the antennae are
yellow orange. The male has a distinctive black stripe
made up of scent scales.
25 - 30 mm
Tall grasses.
End of June.